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Offline xitlali

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my daughter scratched me
« on: November 18, 2015, 08:55:45 pm »
Hello im nervous my daughter scratched me until i bleed it got under het finger nail  what are the chances she contracted it from me?

Offline Lynn K

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Re: my daughter scratched me
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2015, 09:23:46 pm »
Did your blood get any open sores on your daughter?

Your hep c infected blood would have to enter her blood stream

To the best of my knowledge there are no reported incidents of a human to human scratch resulting in infection for a better answer please ask your doctor.

Hepatitis C FAQs for the Public

http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hcv/cfaq.htm

Good luck to you
Lynn
Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!
I AM FREE!

Offline Cal

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Re: my daughter scratched me
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2015, 05:09:31 pm »
Xitalai,
It's actually very hard to contract hep c. which is why most are from direct blood to blood contact. I don't think it would have infected her. I believe you are safe. Your are not Typhoid Mary. It will be ok. Cal :)
HCV 30 years. Geno 1A.
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Brisbane. Australia. began 21.8.15.
17 weeks.  Previous non responder 2011.
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No 17 week  EOT V/L
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Offline xitlali

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Re: my daughter scratched me
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2015, 07:54:46 pm »
The reason im nervous is because i had heard we have mucus membranes under our nails and if you get blood under your nail you can contract something is this true?

Offline Lynn K

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Re: my daughter scratched me
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2015, 08:24:19 pm »
I found this on AIDS Vancouver and believe that this answer would apply to HCV as much as HIV as far as the blood borne aspect of both illnesses

http://helpline.aidsvancouver.org/question/nail-bed-hiv-transmission

The soft skin under the nail does not provide direct access to the bloodstream and thus does not allow for HIV transmission (unless, as you already know, it is actively bleeding from a deep cut). Bodily surfaces that can transmit HIV are thin mucous membranes such as those in the vagina, anus, urethra in the penis, etc. Even mucous membranes in the mouth are too thick for HIV transmission.


No, the skin under your nail is not a mucous membrane. A mucous membrane can be described as a moist layer of epithelial tissue. Examples of mucous membranes are those lining the: mouth, nose, vagina, urethra, etc.


This is an excerpt and not the complete text. I just selected text relevant to your question. If you want to see the complete response please go to the link.

Are you being treated for hep c yet? Once you get treated and cure your hep c you will no longer carry the virus and will no longer have to live with these concerns.

Best to you
Lynn
« Last Edit: November 19, 2015, 08:35:28 pm by Lynn K »
Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!
I AM FREE!

 


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